According to a study from Gallup, fully half of all employees in the U.S. have left a job because of problems with their manager.
That means that being a great boss—a likeable, even loveable, boss—isn’t just about being popular or being “nice.” Rather, it’s a retention issue.
Improving your skills as a manager should be as important a part of your job as helping your employees improve their skills. If you’re ready to become everybody’s favorite boss, try adding these skills to your repertoire:
1. Consistent and meaningful communication.
The top problem people cite with their bosses and managers is a lack of communication. If you can improve your communication skills and create a culture of open communication with your team, you will go a long way toward improving your relationship with your employees. Most important, people want clear expectations and updates when it comes to what’s expected of them.